Richard "Dick" Weston

Dick Weston, age 83, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo, surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Richard Erwin Weston was born on October 3, 1935 in Wales, ND, the son of Erwin and Irene (South) Weston. He grew up on the family farm near Sarles, ND where he received his education. Dick was united in marriage to Marion “Snook” Thompson on April 14, 1958. Together they made their home in Sarles where they raised their family and farmed. In addition to farming, Dick was an avid flyer and owned and operated Weston Spraying Service for over 30 years. Snook passed away on September 7, 2002. He retired from farming in 2003 and moved to Fargo in 2011 to be closer to his family. He most recently made his home at Villa Maria in Fargo. His love of family was evident in the many hours he spent planning family trips and traveling during the summer months. He had a passion for classic cars – especially his Oldsmobile’s and ‘57 Chevy. Dick took great pride in his John Deere machinery. Most of all, Dick was a family man. He was extremely proud of each and every one of his children and grandchildren and cherished the time he could spend with them. He could always be found holding a grandchild. Dick is survived by four sons – Keith (Penni) Weston of Fargo; Scott (Sue) Weston of Minot, ND; Mark (Sheri) Weston and Dale (Kristi) Weston, both of Fargo; ten grandchildren – Amanda Weston Caillier (Adam), Javen (Kat) Weston, Andrew (Brenna) Weston, Kevin Weston, Paige Weston, Josh Weston, Bailey Weston, Mikayla Weston, Samantha Weston, and Jordan Weston; and one great-grandchild, Nora Jo Weston. Also surviving are his two siblings – Carol Dietz of Issaquah, WA; and Harold (Gail) Weston of Langdon, ND and sister-in-law Marilyn Weston of Sarles, ND and brother-in-law Dick (Wanda) Thompson of Ashkum, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Snook; parents, Erwin and Irene; parents-in-law, Tommy and Mary Thompson; brother’s – Herb and Glenn Weston; and grandson, Brent Weston. The family would like to offer a very special thank you to the staff at Villa Maria in Fargo for the loving care that they provided for Dick and all of his family. VISITATION: 6-7 PM Friday, March 29, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church South Campus Chapel – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Saturday PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Friday at the church FUNERAL SERVICE: 10 AM Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church South Campus Chapel BURIAL: will take place at a later date at the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Wales, ND

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  1. Dale and family,

    I am so sorry for the death of your dad. He sounds like he was a great man. Prayers to you and family during this difficult time.

  2. Love and prayers to all the family.
    He was a good man and will be missed.
    Lots of memories of him & Snook.

  3. Dick’s brother, Glenn, was one of my closest friends as childhood best friends tend to remain for most of us. But Dick also reminded me of my Dad as both were dedicated “flying farmers”. I will be thinking of his family and friends as they gather today and this weekend and will join them in spirit to celebrate his life and mourn his death.

  4. Dale, Kristi and family, our thoughts are with your family as you remember your Dad and Grandfather.

    Darin, Debbie, Emily and Stephanie

  5. Thoughts and prayers to all of you! Richard was one of the first Cavalier County farmers I met when I started work at the County Extension Office and remember so well the gentlemen he was who made me feel very welcome to the area. Many other good memories of Richard will remain with all of us! Enjoyed the video on line….a memorial will be send to the Pregnancy Help Center in Park River.
    Ron and Rita Beneda

  6. We are sorry for the loss of father and grand father. Hang on to all the wonderful memories that you have of him and they will help you in the tough days ahead. With our thoughts and prayers, Jeff and Nancy Schmidt

  7. So sorry to hear about your Father Scott. Our thoughts and prayers are you and your family.

  8. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Losing such a wonderful man like Dick is hard, a special kind of person he was. Heartfelt sympathy to Keith, Scott, Mark and Dale and their families. I will always treasure the many hours spent with Dick and Snook and my parents (Darrol and Joan Mirehouse).

  9. The Thompson Sisters loved to visit The Weston Farm! We would drive up from ‘The Big City’ of Chicago! 😊 It was so fun to spend time at the farm, play pool and just visit till the wee hours! I will never forget the smell of that house or the way Uncle Dick had a sweet tooth! You are one-of-a-kind and will truly be missed! Rest in peace with Aunt Snook.

  10. I just watched a very lovely video. Thanks for putting it together. It shows just how much you loved your mother and dad and what a great family you have. There is much to cherish, carry with you as you move forward. With loving thoughts, Jim and Paul

  11. Sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. He was a good neighbor and a great guy. I used to land on his grass runway whenever I flew up home to visit my parents, Pearl and Art King. I was in awe of his flying skills.

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